The Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) features many of the finest female jazz artists in the region. Showcasing high intensity jazz, tight harmonies, and lush dynamic sounds, the band performs with a fresh energy stemming from seven years of thrilling audiences on two continents. SWOJO has come a long way in a short time. Since forming in 2000, the band has performed at clubs, jazz festivals, and concert halls in North and South America, released a critically acclaimed CD (Dreamcatcher), and was nominated for an Earshot Golden Ear award in 2006! SWOJO has appeared with a number of distinguished jazz artists including Don Lanphere, Mimi Fox, Becca Duran, Susan Pascal, Sue Orfield, Greta Matassa, Hazel Leach, Jill Townsend, and Ingrid Jensen. Concerts feature the music of many local composers and arrangers, such as Al Farlow, Hazel Leach, Jill Townsend, Vern Sielert, Nelda Swiggett, Carmen Staaf, and SWOJO’s musical director, Dr. Daniel Barry.
February 19, 2015
Jazz Contest For Women Composers!
April 29, 2013
Women Jazz Ensemble Composers Wanted!
March 13, 2013
Jazz Ensemble Composition Contest For Women Composers!
February 13, 2009
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December 22, 2006
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May 16, 2005
Seattle Presents - Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra
April 10, 2005
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February 27, 2005
Music Works Northwest Announces Workshop with Seattle Women's Jazz...
January 15, 2005
Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra to Perform with Gabriel Alegria & Un...
October 01, 2004
Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra to play Jazz Alley - special guest Greta...